We are devastated to announce that David Landrum Hanvey, III, beloved father, passed away on December 23, 2023 after a brief illness surrounded by his loved ones. He was 70 years old.
Born on March 1, 1953, he was the eldest son of David Landrum Hanvey, Jr. and the late Lois Chapman Hanvey. David grew up in Greenville, SC and graduated from Southside High School. David began working in the parts department at G & W Equipment (formerly Piedmont Clarklift) in 1987 and retired after 34 years of employment in 2021.
David was a very special man. He took on the responsibility of a single father and raised a daughter and a son all on his own. He worked really hard but always made time to spend with his kids. He was at every single practice and sporting event they ever had and always found the time to play catch with them in the backyard in the evenings. When they were kids, he would frequently take his daughter and son to the park. They would also go for long walks on various nature trails. He continued this tradition with his grandchildren. David was the absolute best father to his children and taught them so much about hard work, sacrifice, and what it means to be a great parent. He was also the very best papa to his grandchildren. They will miss him terribly. We are absolutely heartbroken by the loss of this great man.
Aside from his children and grandchildren, David had a deep passion for music, specifically classic rock. In his free time, he was usually either listening to music (loudly) or going to see live concerts. During his life, he had been to well over 100 concerts. He also kept a very extensive music collection. His all time favorite band was The Beatles but his favorite song was “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. David passed his deep love of music onto his children. They both enjoy the same music as their father and were fortunate enough to go to numerous concerts with him.
Another passion that David had was sports. He enjoyed watching football, baseball, and basketball. He played basketball at St. Mary’s Catholic Church weekly in his younger years. David especially liked to cheer on his favorite teams, the Clemson Tigers and New York Yankees.
In addition to his father, David is survived by his daughter, Rhiannon Marie Suttles (Nolan); his son, Blake Matthew Hanvey; grandchildren, Annabelle Layne Suttles, Brody Matthew Hanvey, Ava Mckenzie Suttles, Aspen Raine Suttles, Alyssa Marie Alewine, Abbey Rose Morton and Avery John-Thomas Morton; and a great granddaughter, Charlotte Marie Alewine. He is also survived by his brothers, Vincent Michael Hanvey, Richard Mark Hanvey (Ronda), Brian Patrick Hanvey, Steven Gregory Hanvey; sister, Susan Meyer (Jeff); brothers in law, Kenneth Clark (Mary), Michael Clark (Julie) and Ricky Clark; his mother in law, Carolyn Clark; ex-wife, Teresa Russell; fourteen nephews and nieces; as well as his cat, Butters.
In addition to his mother, David was preceded in death by a son, David Landrum Hanvey, IV; a sister and brother in law, Janice and Greg Kajs; father in law, Kenneth E. Clark and two nephews, Drew Meyer and John Kajs.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2023, from 6:00 p. m. until 7:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown. The family is asking everyone who is able, to wear their favorite band or concert t-shirt to the visitation on Wednesday in honor of David. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Thursday, January 4, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. A reception will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church following the burial.
David Landrum Hanvey, III will be remembered as a loving and caring father, papa, son, brother, uncle and son.
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